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    SubjectRe: [UPDATED PATCH] fix memory corruption from misinterpreted bad_inode_ops return values
    On Thu, Jan 04, 2007 at 11:09:31AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:

    > But I'd argue we should only do it if there is an actual
    > honest-to-goodness reason to do so.

    How about "makes call graph analysis easier"? ;-) In principle, I have
    no problem with force-casting, but it'd better be cast to the right
    type...

    (And yes, there's a bunch of sparse-based fun in making dealing with
    call graph analysis and sane annotations needed for that).
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